From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning

Beautiful work by Claude Cloutier

Meet the “Chicken from Hell”

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The newly discovered Anzu wyliei  was 11.5 foot long, and weighed 500 pounds. The raptor with a beak, feathers, and extremely sharp claws roamed the earth 66 million years ago.

 

Someone in Providence has a sick sense of humor

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On Monday morning, a dead seal was found curbside in an east Providence, Rhode Island neighborhood with a handwritten sign reading “Free Seal (to a good home, naps a lot, housebroken).”

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The Sad Life of Circus Elephants

From Jill Freedman’s 1971 series, Circus Days.

It’s Nature, Baby

Tortoise mating sounds are familiar

Morning Dose of the Revenge of The Lol Cat

Music by GARNIER. Directed by Émile Sacré.

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Naked, Covered in Ram’s Blood, Drinking a Coke, and Feeling Pretty Good by Andrew Solomon

One man’s journey to Senegal to investigate a tribal cure for depression.

Elephant Empathy

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The Mammoth Cometh by Nathaniel Rich

Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad.

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Jill Freedman

Rudolph Ain’t Got Nothing on this Guy

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In Finland, Reindeer herders spray their livestock with a reflective coating to keep them from getting hit by cars at night.

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Getting Behind the Gun by Jacob Baynham

Can I kill? Have I strayed too far from the ways of my hunter-gatherer ancestors? Is my wife looking at me funny? How does this rifle work? One gun-shy man’s quest to enter the woods, and return with meat.

Morning Dose of Robohorse

Newly Discovered Ways to Die From Above

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Crocodiles can climb trees, some species as high up as 32 feet.

Morning Dose of The Thunder From Down Under

Crime Took A Bite Out of Him

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An actor who played McGruff the Crime Dog was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to the possession of 1,000 pot plants, a grenade launcher as well as 26 other weapons, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition.

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Steven Brahms

Morning Dose of Chimpnology

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Moles Pawing Around in Couscous

Weird creatures.

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